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Sunday was a day for a one of those family bonding moments.  Saturday evening, I remarked to my aunt that I had wanted to make some chocolate chip cookies and in doing so I discovered that my uncle has a chocolate chip cookie fetish so big, its almost scary.

So Sunday me and my cousin got to make some chocolate chip cookies.  We had fun all through the process and that included doing the dishes. 

It was a good thing I took the photos while they were still hot ‘cuz they’re all gone now.

Chocolate chip cookies

3/4 cup white sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup vegetable shortening

1/4 cup applesauce

11/2 tsp of vanilla extract

21/4 cups of all purpose flour

3/4 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp of baking powder

3/4 tsp of salt

12 ounces of chocolate chips

1 cup of nuts (optional)

1 tsp of cinnamon (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a bowl, cream together the sugars, applesauce, shortening. 

 Stir in remaining ingredients. 

Drop by the rounded teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake until lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.  They should look slightly underdone. 

Let stand on the cookie sheet for two or three minutes to firm up, then transfer to a wire rack for cooling.

Do I need to tell you what to do next? Eat and enjoy!

We adapted this from a Betty Crocker recipe and according to the book this should yield 7 dozen cookies.  Either we made bigger cookies than specified or this cookie fetish is more serious than I thought ‘cuz the entire batch is gone.

My cousin Hannah enjoying cookie


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